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  • Hallitus nimi: Mark Dixon
  • Rekisterinumero: R-01558
  • Ikä:32
  • Aika Toiminut:14 vuotta
  • Kotikaupunki:Chicago, Illinois
  • Lause:35 vuotta
  • Nykyinen Charge:1st asteen murhasta, 2 Laskee murhan yrityksestä
  • Alias:Sitten Bo
  • Vuosi:2034
  • Prison yhteistyökumppanit:Gangster opetuslapsi
  • Circle of Influence:LaBron Neal Bey, Perääntyä
  • Laitos:Pickneyville Correctional Center
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Where Have All the Black Men Gone?

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“Just this morning he was laying beside me,” says Janetta Walker rising from the bed, which is absent of her husband Charles Walker. She heads into the kitchen, “No jaa, he probably went to work early this morning . . .”

Later that day at work, Shanice, Janetta’s neighbor and coworker, walks into her office and closes the door, “Girl, Veronica needs to leave early today.” Janetta is alarmed and asks, “Miksi? What’s wrong?” Shanice replies, “Girl, she’s all hysterical talking about her husband hasn’t come home and now no one knows where he is. She says she’s been calling his phone and he doesn’t answer or respond.” Janettea listens and she can’t help notice how similar Veronica’s situation is to hers. “Okei, she can leave for the day.” Shanice stands in Janetta’s office doorway and checks the time on her phone. It is 12:15 PM. Her pretty facial features conceal her worry. Janetta asks, “You okay?” Shanice responds, ” It’s probably nothing but, but Tristan, my boyfriend, hasn’t called and my lunch-break was over fifteen minutes ago. He usually calls me everyday at lunch. Maybe he’s caught up or his battery is low, but it’s unlike him.”

At home later in the evening, “These boys done lost their mind,” Janetta says of her twin sons Jaquan and Jeremy. She fumes as the minutes journey further and further beyond her highschool sons’ eleven o’clock curfew. “Kaarle, where are you?” she asks beyond worry but refusing to panic. She turns on the television and the young news reporter asks, “Where have all the black men gone?”

Perhaps not as drastic as the image portrayed, America’s black male population is increasingly absent from black homes, clearly affecting black households. Boys and men of black and brown complexion find themselves victims of crime, an overaggressive justice system, aggressive police tactics, underperforming public schools, outsourced jobs, and the economy as a whole. In the end, black men are increasingly absent where they are needed most, the black household.

  

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